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Indrid Cold wrote:
You know, raising children as atheists, or muslims, or buddhists, or anything other than christians is child abuse too.
and yeah, I do realise that was possible sarcasm
Do these people have any kind of idea what child abuse actually is?
:yes: I agree on the point about diets. Vegetarians statistically live longer, have lower rates of obesity and heart problems according to various research (which I can source to any sceptics). I don't think it is child abuse though... No more than giving a 'hyper child' Ritalin is child abuse or how the schools force little kids in to doinf SATs.
anyone who controls any aspect of their diet, will eat better simply because they look at what they're eating a lot more as opposed to people who don't.... i believe thats a fact
:yes: i wouldn't force my kids to be veggies because of my own personal beliefs, i'd want them to try as much stuff as possible and then let them chose for themselves.
Never thought of vegetarianism as 'controlling' a diet... Isn't any diet 'controlled'? Otherwise you'd be gnawing on the garden fence as you wouldn't be able to stop eating everything.
Seriously though, if you mean vegetarians eat more carefully then I'm not sure if that is true. I know a lot of meat eaters who eat a 'balanced diet' and I know a fair few veggies who happily live off chips and processed Quorn products (let's face it, processed products are full of crap, veggie or not). Things such as the lower obesity rate within vegetarians probably has more to do with the fact that a lot of meat eaters eat too much meat... Kebabs, KFC, beef burgers ect whereas veggies might chow on falafel ( ) or veggie burgers after a night on the beer.
I do think being veggie is healthier though... I've never felt better and haven't been even a little bit ill in a year.
So it's ok to force your kids to be meat eaters because of your personal beliefs?
Who mentioned forcing kids to be veggies? You are limiting a child's experiences by restricting them to a veggie diet, the same is not true of a omnivore's diet.
:yes: I agree on the point about diets. Vegetarians statistically live longer, have lower rates of obesity and heart problems according to various research (which I can source to any sceptics).
Correlation is not causation, does the research do anything to prove causation through controlling for other factors it does it just chart correlations?
Not always though. I know a fair amount of veggies who stuff their face with full fat cheese or soggy chips from the local chippie just as often as meat eaters go for burgers or kebabs..